08/05/10

Chocolate and Panacotta Pie

This recipe is very easy and very satisfing. It's a real winner, if you need to bribe somebody this will deffinetly help! Crust: Finger mix this directly in the pie pan. When it has well come together pat into place. 125g chilled butter chopped up 2.5 cups flour 1/8 tea salt 3 tbs sugar Chocolate middle: Melt the first 5 ingredients in a saucepan. When the mixture is smooth remove from the heat and whisk in the 2 eggs. Pour into the pie crust. Bake for about 20min until the chocolate bubbles and is slightly firm. Cool on a... [Lire la suite]
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03/03/10

Hot n' Sweet Roman Treats : Aliter Dulcia

  When I was 13 years old I started to study latin.  Being a history geek I loved the subject even if my teacher seemed as old as the language itself. I loved imaginging myself in some far off distant past as celtic warrior or a student to some famous philosopher. But history has always been more exiting to me when it becomes real, palpable, edible! Indeed one of my most vibrant memories of this class is of the time when a friends of mine made a roman dessert and brought it to class to share with us. They were a kind of... [Lire la suite]
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11/02/10

Ugly but delicious heart tarts

Crust: 4 ts whole wheat flour 2 ts vanilla sugar 2 ts  oatmeal 5 ts gounded hazelnuts 4 ts sunflowerseed oil a pinch of salt Mix all of the ingredients listed above. Butter the mini tart pans. Divide the mixture up between the 4 pans and press it down. Pre-bake the crust for about 10min at 210°C Filling: 4 ts of rasberry and plum jam 2 ts of grounded hazelnuts 1 egg Mix this up and then spoon it into the crusts. Bake for 15min at 210°C Sour Cream Glaze: 4 ts of sour cream 1 tea of vanilla 1 ts of vanilla... [Lire la suite]
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27/07/09

Cinnamon buns at last!

I've adored cinnamon buns for time unmemorable, those ooey- gooey snails that are always a bit too much. Since we can't find any here in france I've been planning for quite some time to make them but I never  seemed to be able to get around to it. Well I did at last and I wasn't disapointed!  I used Nigella Lawson's recipe for Schnecken from How to be a domestic Goddess (I highly recomend this book). I had to make a few modifications due to the absence of certain ingrediants in my pantry. The Dough : First  put 2... [Lire la suite]
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19/04/09

Floating tarts

Theses were inspired by the traditional french recipe "îles flottantes" Crust:1/2 cup flour 1/2 grounded nuts 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 3 tbs sugar 1/4 tea salt3 tbs cocoa Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Mix up all the ingredients by hand and pat the dough into pre-greased pans. Bake for about 15 min. Custard:1/2 l milk 3 tbs sugar 1 tbs maïzena 3 egg yolks1 1/2 tea orange blossum extract Put the milk in apan to heat slowly. Whisk the yolks and the sugar until the mixture whitens, add the maïzena. Poor a little... [Lire la suite]
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14/04/09

Pavlova

Meringue Cake:4 large (120 grams) egg whites1 cup (200 grams) powdered sugar 1 teaspoon white vinegar1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (corn flour) Preheat the oven to 130°C. Whip the egg whites until stiff and dry. While whipping add the sugar little by little. At the end sprinkle the vinegar and cornstarch on top and fold in. Draw a circle on a parchment paper.  Gently spread the meringue inside making sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher then the center, you want a well to put the whipped cream and fruit. Bake for... [Lire la suite]
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13/04/09

And then she wanted to make her own birthday cake...

Nut crumble crust:1 cup floor1 cup toasted nut powder1/2 cup butter3 tbs powdered sugar1/8 tea salt1/2 tea vanilla1/4 tea cinnamon Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the other ingredients, finish by hand. Form a ball and place to chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Draw a circle on a sheat of wax paper slightly bigger than the pan used for the chocolat melt down. Pat the chilled dough into a disk 1/4" thick with a rim around the edge. Bake for 15-20 min. Leave to cool in the... [Lire la suite]
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12/04/09

Easter muffins

Cream:150g butter2/3 sugar Add:3 eggs1 tea vanilla extract1 tea cinnamon1/2 tea salt Mix in little by little:2/3 cup white flour1 cup whole wheat flour3/4 cup oatmeal 1 packet of baking powder1 cup applesauce Mix in a seperate bowl:1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 100g melted chocolat Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put one tablespoon of batter in each muffin hole add on top a teaspoon of the chocolat mixture then finish one more tablespoon of batter. Bake for about 10min. Yields 12 muffins
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10/04/09

12am Ooey-Gooey Custard Pie

Crust:1/2 cup butter3 tbs sugar1 1/2 cups flour1/2 tea salt Finger mix. Pat into a pie pan. Stick into the oven until golden. Set to cool. Custard:2 eggs1 tbs sugar1 tbs rice flour1 tbs maïzena2 cups milkorange blossum essencenutmeg Set the milk to heat. Beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the flours. Slowly add a bit of the milk stiring continuously or else there will be lumps! Add the egg mixture to the rest of the milk in the pan when dilluted enough. Add the orange blossum essence to taste. Let the mixture thicken. Pour... [Lire la suite]
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21/03/09

Coconut Spice Cake

This cake was a special commission for my mother's birthday this year. Preaheat the oven to 210°C.Cream :100g butter1/3  cup brown sugar1/3  cup white sugar (in which I store vanilla beans which flavors it)1/3 cup honey1 tea vanilla2 eggs Mix the dry ingrediants :2 cup flour1 package of baking powder1/2 tea salt1 tea cinnamon1/4 tea cardamon1/4 tea four spice1 pinch of clove Slowly mix the dry ingrediants into the the butter mixture.Add:2 cups applesauce1 cup shreaded coconut1/2 cup chopped walnut Bake for about... [Lire la suite]
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